Circular design to be showcased at Norwegian Presence in Milan


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Norwegian Presence Join exhibition Milan Design Week


Furniture, lamps and jewellery by designers from Norway, which demonstrate sustainable design and the circular economy, will be displayed at an exhibition called Join at this year’s Milan design weekRead more


Tom Dixon to open The Manzoni, a permanent restaurant and showroom in Milan


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The Manzoni Tom Dixon restaurant and showroom Milan


Designer Tom Dixon is opening a restaurant and showroom called The Manzoni in Milan, allowing his brand to “forget being temporary and build something permanent” in the city. Read more


Brexit uncertainty causes problems for British furniture brands ahead of Milan design week


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Salone del Mobile photo by Saverio Lombardi Vallauri.


The ongoing uncertainty over Brexit is causing havoc with UK furniture brands’ preparations for Milan design week, which starts 10 days after the country is due to leave the European Union. Read more


Join Snyder Diamond + the LA Design Community for Milan Design Week


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                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.snyderdiamond.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Snyder Diamond</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
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                                Was travel one of your New Year’s resolutions? This April, Los Angeles kitchen and bath showroom <a href="http://www.snyderdiamond.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Snyder Diamond</a> will embark on its second annual trip to Salone del Mobile in Milan, Italy—and <a href="http://designontap.snyderdiamond.com/salone-2019"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">you’re invited</a>. Founded in 1961, Salone is not only one of the oldest furniture and design fairs in the world, it’s also the largest of its kind. The event reaches beyond the confines of the Milan Convention Center to all corners of the city with satellite fairs, exhibitions, panel discussions and parties. Lots of parties. With more than 2,500 exhibitors and some 435,000 attendees in 2018—and even bigger numbers anticipated this year—it can be a bit daunting. Having a plan and knowing you’ll see friends when you get there makes all the <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-364038" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/01/snyder-diamond-2019-Salone-new-banner-810x416.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="416" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/01/snyder-diamond-2019-Salone-new-banner-810x416.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/01/snyder-diamond-2019-Salone-new-banner-800x411.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/01/snyder-diamond-2019-Salone-new-banner-768x395.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/01/snyder-diamond-2019-Salone-new-banner-500x257.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/01/snyder-diamond-2019-Salone-new-banner.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>

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Nendo lets gravity shape its latest Melt furniture collection for WonderGlass


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Nendo lets gravity shape its latest Melt furniture collection for WonderGlass


Nendo‘s Oki Sato has designed a series of cast glass chairs for Venetian brand WonderGlass, which feature a U-shaped base formed by the effects of gravity on molten glass. Read more


2018 Year in Review: Design Events and Shows


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                                The Design Milk team spent a lot of time on the road in 2018 scouring the globe looking for the best modern design on display at various events, exhibitions, and shows. Since not everyone is able to attend these events and others might have missed some of our coverage, we rounded up all of the design shows we attended so you can see them all in one place. Take a look.
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                                IDS Toronto \\\ January 2018<br />

Faves from IDS Toronto 2018

The International Surface Event \\ January 2018
Tile, Surfaces and Carpeting Galore at The International Surface Event

Stockholm Furniture Fair \\ February 2018
New Launches and Collaborations – Highlights from the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2018
Stockholm Furniture Fair 2018 Shows Progress at Greenhouse
SFF18: Swedish Norm Form Uses Design to Challenge Power Structures

Collective Design Fair \\ March 2018
Favorites from Collective Design Fair 2018

DesignMarch \\ March 2018

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Driade creates Moon Mission installation to prove it is “more than just a design brand”


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Writer Gianluigi Ricuperati, Studio Nucleo‘s Piergiorgio Robino and Driade CEO Giuseppe Di Nuccio explain why they created a collection of 3D-printed furniture for the moon in this movie Dezeen produced for Driade. Read more

Patricia Urquiola celebrates Mughal culture with Garden Layers outdoor furniture


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Patricia Urquiola's outdoor furniture collection celebrates Mughal culture

Patricia Urquiola has created a daybed and side table for Spanish textile brand Gan, with its roots in 16th-century India. Read more

Visser & Meijwaard create black vessels inspired by traditional Dutch cabinets


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Pulpo debut black vessels inspired by traditional Dutch cabinets

Arnhem-based designers Visser & Meijwaard drew upon their Dutch heritage to create these matte black vessels for German design brand Pulpo. Read more

Agustina Bottoni models glassware on Milanese architecture


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Argentinian designer Agustina Bottoni has created a trio of glassware that recalls the architecture of Milanese landmarks.

Argentinian designer Agustina Bottoni has created a trio of cocktail glasses that recall the form the design of a Milanese villa built in the 1930s. Read more

Dassault Systèmes presents pollution-absorbing architecture by Kengo Kuma and Daan Roosegaarde


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Design in the Age of Experience exhibition by Dassault Systèmes

Kengo Kuma and Daan Roosegaarde are among the architects and designers presenting proposals to tackle air pollution, in this movie Dezeen filmed for Dassault Systèmes. Read more

Rooms uses marble and concrete to create Life On Earth furniture


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Life of Earth by Georgian design studio Rooms

A marble table with a ball for a base and a collection of benches inspired by brutalist bus stops feature in this collection of furniture by Georgian design duo Rooms. Read more

Puma and MIT Design Lab envision a future of self-adapting, performance-enhancing sportswear


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MIT Media Lab and PUMA envision future trainers

Insoles that measure athletic performance using bacteria, and trainers that “breathe” are among the latest experimental pieces of sportswear being developed by Puma and MIT Design Lab. Read more

“The tech world is jumping on the design world” says Google’s head of hardware design


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Google's head of hardware design Ivy Ross

Technology firms are increasingly looking to designers to help them shape the future and create objects with greater sensory appeal, according to Google‘s head of hardware design Ivy Ross. Read more

Neri&Hu design modular rug, screen and sofa collection for Gan


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Neri&Hu design modular rug, screen and sofa collection for Gan

Chinese design studio Neri&Hu has teamed up with Spanish textile brand Gan to create a modular collection of sofas, rugs and screens that aim to blend eastern and western design sensibilities. Read more

Designers reimagine Venetian mirrors to include “sexy manga girls”


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“Sexy manga girls” replace traditional images of angels in this kitsch reimagining of traditional Venetian mirrors by designers Giada Fiorindi and Federico Florini. Read more

We+ creates magnetic spiky chair and matching vases


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we+ creates "comfortable" spiky chair and matching vases

Japanese design duo We+ has created a series of magnetic chairs and vases that are covered with thousands of tiny steel rods. Read more

Mutina launches range of “accents” to complement its designer tiles


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Ceramics brand Mutina has collaborated with design office OEO Studio to create furnishings and accessories to accompany its popular tile collections. Read more

Waste polystyrene transformed into lightweight stools for El Celler de Can Roca


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Plastic waste from one of the world’s best restaurants is being transformed into hexagonal stools by Spanish designer Andreu Carulla. Read more

Apparatus draws on Persian influences for Act III homeware and lighting collection


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Act III by Apparatus

An intricately decorated Persian box provided a starting point for the latest range of designs from New York studio Apparatus. Read more